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Old 2012-07-19, 01:47   Link #1361
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Even though the last few episodes were anime original, I thought the 2nd half of the series was where it had most of its strength. While the 1st half of the series was amusing with 5 2/3 episodes worth of antics and fanservice, it just felt like it was missing out on its potential.

The last episode was certainly moving up until where Yuuko "disappeared", and I would have said that things were executed perfectly had it stayed that way. I have to say that I didn't like the twist ending. I much would have preferred Kirie and Teiichi talking at the Kanoe family plot or their middle school graduation ceremony where it's clear that Teiichi still loves Yuuko but they're glad that Yuuko would be at peace now.

As it is, I am tempted to downgrade the series to a 6/10 or a 7/10 just on how the ending just didn't quite jive with the rest of the episode. Up until this episode, I was still thinking this series was a 8/10 based on a very strong and emotional second half.
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Old 2012-07-22, 22:34   Link #1362
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The last episode was certainly moving up until where Yuuko "disappeared", and I would have said that things were executed perfectly had it stayed that way. I have to say that I didn't like the twist ending. I much would have preferred Kirie and Teiichi talking at the Kanoe family plot or their middle school graduation ceremony where it's clear that Teiichi still loves Yuuko but they're glad that Yuuko would be at peace now.
Hmm, that sounds exactly like another anime I've seen...
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Old 2012-07-26, 09:37   Link #1363
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Finally listened to Requiem by Nao Hiiragi. My God it's hauntingly beautiful and sad.
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Old 2012-07-26, 17:54   Link #1364
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Finally listened to Requiem by Nao Hiiragi. My God it's hauntingly beautiful and sad.
Do you know the best thing about this song? Listening to it doesn't make me feel bad
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Old 2012-07-27, 02:34   Link #1365
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I love this song and the first time when I heard it in episode 8.
For a second I just remembered Chihiro & Renji from Ef Tale of Memories.
I like the anime overall. The ending was like a roller coaster, but that's okay
Since the beginning of the series I was wondering what would be the best ending taking into consideration the ending of anime like Ef Tale of Memories, AnoHana and etc
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Old 2012-07-27, 20:25   Link #1366
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Requiem is a very good song, i'm already replay it almost 10x

it's reminding me of Yuuko, i'll try to watch again the last ep to enjoy the last scene
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Old 2012-07-27, 20:57   Link #1367
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Requiem is a very good song, i'm already replay it almost 10x

it's reminding me of Yuuko, i'll try to watch again the last ep to enjoy the last scene
I've been having that song playing all day for a week now xD
Makes it a bitch to read sad stories...
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Old 2012-08-04, 07:01   Link #1368
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Ha.. Got this anime on my backlog, and decided to watch it today and ended up marathoned all the 12 episode in one day.

God, talk about mood swing....

Anyway, the first half of this show is kind of weak for me, and then the second half come and i can't stop watching it. Episode 10 was painful to watch, sucks to be teiichi having to relive all of yuuko bad memories, Episode 11 was building up for a bittersweet end with Yuuko seems to be slowly disappearing.

And then the last episode, the freaking last episode. I thought I was prepared, steeled my mind and accepting yuuko's fate. But oh god, when requiem start, when yuuko can't speak anymore and she wrote down all of those words.. that hits me really hard and that was the worst cry i have ever hard, i was literally bawling and snorting myself out, yes it was that bad.

Then comes the epilogue, there was this sort of mixed feeling i had, happy that teiichi and yuuko get their somewhat happy end, but also i felt i had just been sucker punched.. i mean after that beautifully executed sad parting scene (one of the best ever) then in another 2 or 3 minute i get the revelation that everything is fine?

Anyway 8.5/10 i have rewatched the parting scene over and over, its just that beautiful.
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Old 2012-08-04, 10:03   Link #1369
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Then comes the epilogue, there was this sort of mixed feeling i had, happy that teiichi and yuuko get their somewhat happy end, but also i felt i had just been sucker punched.. i mean after that beautifully executed sad parting scene (one of the best ever) then in another 2 or 3 minute i get the revelation that everything is fine?
Granted that it's fiction, but imagine how Teiichi must have felt. (Certainly elated, but I have to imagine it'll dawn on him at some point: what the heck did you put me through all that for?! Then again, this is Yuuko, so he should be used to it by now.)

I think it was interesting to watch the various reactions here and elsewhere on the Internet. Personally speaking, I didn't feel "cheated" by the ending, because my emotional investment in the earlier scenes wasn't negated by the way it ended (and I can still rewatch those earlier scenes knowing what's going to happen, and not feel cheated). But, in general, I'm the sort of person for whom even a "bad ending" (not that this was, IMO) doesn't "ruin the show" (I think it's more about the journey than the destination). Of course I understand that some feel strongly the other way, while others (like yourself, perhaps) are somewhere in the middle. I don't know exactly what that preference says about us, but like I said, I do think it's interesting.
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Old 2012-08-04, 10:39   Link #1370
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Granted that it's fiction, but imagine how Teiichi must have felt. (Certainly elated, but I have to imagine it'll dawn on him at some point: what the heck did you put me through all that for?! Then again, this is Yuuko, so he should be used to it by now.)

I think it was interesting to watch the various reactions here and elsewhere on the Internet. Personally speaking, I didn't feel "cheated" by the ending, because my emotional investment in the earlier scenes wasn't negated by the way it ended (and I can still rewatch those earlier scenes knowing what's going to happen, and not feel cheated). But, in general, I'm the sort of person for whom even a "bad ending" (not that this was, IMO) doesn't "ruin the show" (I think it's more about the journey than the destination). Of course I understand that some feel strongly the other way, while others (like yourself, perhaps) are somewhere in the middle. I don't know exactly what that preference says about us, but like I said, I do think it's interesting.
Ha yea, i imagine if there is a continuation of this, teiichi will most likely be pissed for a moment after sudden joy of seeing yuuko, i mean you literally bawled your eyes out, locked all memories of her deep inside your heart and prepared to move on and then bam "tee hee its me, i am back" poor guy

I dug up some archives, browsed other anime forums and also re-read all the comments in animesuki just to see what others thought of the ending as well, seems like i am in the minority. I mean i still loved the ending, but it come with a mixed bag of feeling that feel.. weird , i am not exactly hell bent on hating the ending because of how cheap/forced the happy end is, but still, all that moment all that sad parting scenes that they portray, all kinda went down the drain in the last 2-3 minutes of the last episode, and i am not really sure how to react at that point, sure i am happy but you know.. i am still emotionally wrecked after that requiem scene
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Old 2012-08-04, 20:18   Link #1371
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... i am not exactly hell bent on hating the ending because of how cheap/forced the happy end is, but still, all that moment all that sad parting scenes that they portray, all kinda went down the drain in the last 2-3 minutes of the last episode, and i am not really sure how to react at that point, sure i am happy but you know.. i am still emotionally wrecked after that requiem scene
Yeah, I think it's an interesting contradiction. The whole point of the ending is "a happy surprise". They did leave some hints earlier in the episode (that if he kept staying by her side she may not be able to let go), but I think the reunion is supposed to be more powerful because of the strength of the disappearance. But, by the same token, it does render the disappearance a bit pointless in the grand scheme of things... so yeah, anyway, your conflicted feeling is understandable!
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Old 2012-08-11, 13:19   Link #1372
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Just finished it, one of the best manga adaptation i watched in last few years... I started to read Tasogare when there was maybe 2,3 chapters translated into english, about 2 years ago... Just one chapter was enough for me to be captivated by this series... And anime not disappoint me too... In the middle there was some minor changes from manga that i not liked and some i liked... But last episodes and ending show that people from Silver Link are really creative and understand Maybe feelings inside his manga... I understand why he was so happy after watched it...

What left is wait for Ova and finish story in manga

And one last thing, really great opening and ending (especially opening), im sensitive about music, because of my perfect musical ears... Thats why im good in rating songs...
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Old 2012-08-13, 17:12   Link #1373
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While watching the ending, I started persuading myself that they could make it a happy ending by maybe letting Yuuko possessing some other people (corpse). Well, that is what i could think of to comfort myself from witnessing what could be the saddest ending of a romance story. I didn't felt cheated by the ending as a happy ending is what I hoped for. A solid 8/10.
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Old 2012-08-15, 09:01   Link #1374
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Just finished it, one of the best manga adaptation i watched in last few years... I started to read Tasogare when there was maybe 2,3 chapters translated into english, about 2 years ago... Just one chapter was enough for me to be captivated by this series... And anime not disappoint me too... In the middle there was some minor changes from manga that i not liked and some i liked... But last episodes and ending show that people from Silver Link are really creative and understand Maybe feelings inside his manga... I understand why he was so happy after watched it...

What left is wait for Ova and finish story in manga

And one last thing, really great opening and ending (especially opening), im sensitive about music, because of my perfect musical ears... Thats why im good in rating songs...
Oh yes....The ED is certainly one of the best choreographed ones I've seen in a while.
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Old 2012-08-15, 21:09   Link #1375
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While watching the ending, I started persuading myself that they could make it a happy ending by maybe letting Yuuko possessing some other people (corpse). Well, that is what i could think of to comfort myself from witnessing what could be the saddest ending of a romance story. I didn't felt cheated by the ending as a happy ending is what I hoped for. A solid 8/10.
The way I see it, the sadist audience has no right no deny Teiichi happiness because Artsy Ending Must Be Sad.

So the happy ending = a rather happy Irenicus.

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Old 2012-08-16, 08:28   Link #1376
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I heard season 2 will not be out. Only if it would, i think this time yuuko san will really disappear or else the story will become dull
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Old 2012-08-16, 08:49   Link #1377
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I heard season 2 will not be out. Only if it would, i think this time yuuko san will really disappear or else the story will become dull
Eh, if there were a season 2 (which I don't think there needs to be anyway), I think Yuuko's disappearance issue is totally behind them. I think it would be more dull and even annoying if they try to retread on this territory because of what we've already been through. I think it would have to be focused on other issues, like other characters, other mysteries, and the development of Teiichi and Yuuko's on-going relationship. But it's precisely because it would change the focus of the show that I think they aren't planning on it. I'm looking forward to the Bonus Episode, but not sure that it needs that much more (even though it could be fun).
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Old 2012-08-17, 02:31   Link #1378
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I heard season 2 will not be out. Only if it would, i think this time yuuko san will really disappear or else the story will become dull
How would you even do an S2? The school mysteries and the central events to the setting are all dealt with
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Old 2012-08-17, 17:38   Link #1379
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They could do more the question is should they do more?
BTW I did see one Yuuko H doujin from comiket so far.
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Old 2012-08-19, 03:10   Link #1380
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BTW I did see one Yuuko H doujin from comiket so far.
Wasn't it a crossover with Stein;Gate ?
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